Led by goaltender Jaroslav Halak, who had 30 saves, the Bruins beat the Ducks 3-0 Friday night. A strong defense led by the physical play of Brandon Carlo also helped, but Halak was very sharp throughout the game against a bad Anaheim Ducks team.
Looking to build off a pair of thrilling overtime wins the Boston Bruins would try and continue their winning ways against the surprisingly rejuvenated Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago, winners of seven in a row, spent most of their season toiling at the bottom of the standings.
The day after a 5-4 overtime victory over the LA Kings, the Boston Bruins were right back on the grind Sunday with a second-straight afternoon game, this time hosting the Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden for a 3pm start.
On the day in which the Bruins celebrated Patrice Bergeron’s one thousandth career game, they defeated the lowly Kings 5-4 in overtime. Thanks to that win, Boston is now tied with Montreal for third place in the division standings with a game in hand.
After playing two consecutive grueling and tightly contested games the Boston Bruins entered Wednesday's matchup against the New York Rangers looking for a bit of revenge. It was these Rangers who injured Tuukka Rask and beat the Bruins 3-2 the game prior to the All-Star break at the TD Garden. But the Bruins, coming in with a two game winning streak, would look to keep reeling in points.
The Bruins are currently trying to address their secondary scoring, specifically at the second line wing and the third line center. The lack of production of the young players like Ryan Donato, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Danton Heinen, and Anders Bjork, who is now out for the season with another shoulder injury, may force general manager Don Sweeney’s hand.
Per (Bruins Head Coach) Bruce Cassidy, Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, who was suffering from a concussion suffered during the 3-2 loss against the Rangers on January 19th, should be activated for Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Also, winger Joakim Nordstrom, who has been missing since the Winter Classic with a broken fibula, will be slotted back into the lineup, along with defenseman John Moore. Forward Noel Acciari and Matt Grzelcyk will be scratched from the lineup.
Coming off the all-star break the Boston Bruins had a formidable match up as the Central Division leading Winnipeg Jets rolled into TD Garden on the second half of a back to back.
While some teams reached the NHL All-Star break with hellacious momentum, the Bruins simply have not. Throughout 12 busy days of hockey, Boston looked in desperate need of time away from the ice. On Saturday, that remained the case as the New York Rangers came-from-behind to defeat the Bruins, 3-2, in a battle of original six teams at the TD Garden.
The NHL break doesn't come until next week, but with the sudden lull in play, fans had been starting to question if the Bruins were already in vacation mode. On Thursday, it started with a similar theme, but changed in a hurry as Boston buried three-goals in the final period to put away St. Louis, 5-2, at the TD Garden.